Type of Tour
Departure - Destination
Granada - Córdoba
Number of participants
The Way of Saint James
The Camino de Santiago or St James Way, is the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela Cathedral in Galicia in north-western Spain. Legend has it that the remains of the apostle Saint James the Great, are buried here. As pilgrims traditionally started their journey from their own home, different Camino ways emerged over the years. Probably one of the most ancient Pilgrim’s ways in Spain is this one: The “Camino Mozarabe” to Santiago.
The “Camino Mozarabe” in Andalusia
The name honors Christians (called Mozarabs) who were living in the Muslim territory of Al-Andalus and knew about the discovery of the remains of Santiago Apostle in Compostela. They risked their lives to travel to Santiago, on the immense distance that separated the South to the remains of the Apostle in the North. They not only had to cross on foot Al-Andalus; they still had to take the Via de la Plata travelling through Castilian lands to reach the north of the Peninsula.
On foot from Granada to Cordoba
The tour Camino Mozarabe gives you the opportunity to walk about 120 km in 6 stages and connect on foot the cities of Granada and Cordoba with their world cultural heritages: the marvelous “Alhambra” in Granada and the stunning “Mezquita” in Córdoba. Betake a journey through time and across unique landscapes and natural reserves that feature along the way. Walk through landscapes with tranquil hills of olive groves, holm-oak woods, vegetable gardens and vineyards, rushing streams, imposing watchtowers, proud castles, impeccable farmhouses and humble farmsteads, all giving the backdrop to an unforgettable visit. Enjoy the villages, castles, churches and towns that stretch before you just waiting to be discovered, such as Moclín, Tózar, Alcalá la Real, Alcaudete, Zuheros, Castro del Río, Espejo, Baena, that now give their name to some of the world’s finest olive oils. You will find them the perfect place to relax and recover lost energy with the best food and wines this region has to offer.
Certificate of Camino de Santiago
As you will walk more than 100 km of the Camino Mozarabe between Granada and Cordoba, you will be able to obtain an official certificate of distance from the Camino de Santiago. This is a document issued by the Chapter of the Cathedral of Santiago that certifies the number of kilometers you have traveled, regardless of the starting point of the pilgrimage. All you have to do is stamp the Pilgrim’s credential (included in the trip) at the beginning in Granada, at the end in Cordoba and at each stage of the route.